More Than a Location

Welcome to 19 East: A historic space designed for contemporary events, inspired by the eclectic spirit of Chicago's South Loop neighborhood. 19 East is exclusively managed by the special event experts at Food For Thought.

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19 East is located at 19 East 21st Street in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood. This venue is entirely managed by Food for Thought, special events and catering company that has been providing the best memorable experiences and hosting the finest special events in the city of Chicago for more than 30 years. This incredible, eclectic venue provides 10,000 square feet of event space that is completely flexible to your needs. 19 East’s four different rooms offer hardwood floors, steel beams, mosaic tile, built-in marble bars and high ceilings throughout- it is a sight to see.

Each room can be designed to be different to accommodate your special event or meeting to your exact specifications. In the front of the venue, you will find the Alumina Room, which a large open space that is commonly used for gorgeous wedding ceremonies. The next room you will enter is the Bridgestone Room, another open floor plan ready to offer endless possibilities. From there, you’ll enter the Commonwealth Room, which provides access to the balcony and entry to the Hideaway, a modern loft space that is perfect for smaller groups or meetings. At 19 East, no two events are alike. Special events held have included, but are not limited to:

The staff will be more than happy to walk you through all your options to make your event the best memorable experience for you and your guests. There are multiple floor plan arrangement examples that can be customized to your needs. Sometimes falling in love with a venue is all you need. We are more than happy to share recommendations for Chicago’s leading and reputable vendors that we partner with on a regular basis. These vendors are ready to go above and beyond for you and want to make sure your special event or meeting is seamless. Whether it is event planning, floral, catering, lighting and audio visual effects and/or miscellaneous décor—we have an event professional we are able to put you in contact with directly. If you are looking for the best venue that is more than just a location, feel free to submit an inquiry on the website or talk to someone on our staff today.